12 Nov 2020

Polaris Reveal ‘RZR Pro XP’ Factory Dakar Entry

Polaris will make its first-ever factory assault on the SSV category in the 2021 Dakar Rally, announcing a three-car entry, fielding a modified version of the RZR Pro XP. While Polaris has been successful in US off-road racing, including the Baja 500 and this year’s UTV World Championship, they’ve yet

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09 Nov 2020

Avida backs ‘Bona Fide Legends’ competition

Ten-days in a luxury Avida motorhome up for grabs with $1,000 spending money Avida has thrown their support behind Tripe M’s ‘Bona-Fide Legends’ competition, offering the hire of a luxury Avida motorhome and $1,000 spending money. Triple M Night Shift host Luke Bona launched Bona-Fide Legends this month – a

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02 Nov 2020

GWM Ute priced at $34k drive-away

All-new dual-cab ute model to enter Australian market Q4 this year and remains keenly priced against rivals. Great Wall Motors will rebrand as GWM when it introduces an all-new dual-cab model later this year. Keeping nomenclature short, the new ute will simply be called, ‘Ute’. It entry-level Cannon model is

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29 Oct 2020

New Isuzu MU-X set for 2021

Isuzu’s new MU-X finally unveiled, and it looks like a welcome upgrade. Isuzu has unveiled the second-generation MU-X in Thailand, showing a much improved seven-seat four-wheel drive which will bolster the model’s sales. Arriving around 12 months after the new D-Max’s launch, we expect the MU-X will arrive in Australia

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26 Oct 2020

Testing Bluesteele’s 1000Nm Toyota LandCruiser 70 Series

Bluesteele’s 70 Series isn’t any ordinary LandCruiser wagon, it packs over 1000Nm underneath the bonnet and houses one of the best aftermarket clutch kits available for heavy-duty on and off-road performance. Produced with Bluesteele Clutch Hugely popular and a survivor against contemporary counterparts, Toyota’s LandCruiser 70 Series is a classic

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15 Oct 2020

New Navara design set to look more like Titan

Images of what appears to be the new update for the Nissan Frontier sold in the Middle East and America have surfaced, and strongly suggest what we can expect on the updated Navara due later this year. They were published by Cars Secrets on Instagram. While the Australian Navara and

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13 Oct 2020

Five-door Suzuki Jimny to debut next year

Longer and more practical Jimny on route to production, though doubts linger over RHD version. An all-new five-door version of the Suzuki Jimny is expected to launch in India next year. Following on from its public unveiling earlier this year at the Auto Expo 2020, the Indian Maruti Suzuki Jimny

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07 Oct 2020

Lexus LX 570 J201 overland concept is great

Lexus makes an overlander out of the luxury LX570.  It’s another year, another Lexus overland project, this time the J201 Concept that will be displayed at the 10-day Rebelle Rally even in the southwest USA. And again, it’s another Lexus concept off-roader we’d love to see in Australia, but likely

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22 Sep 2020

Toyota LandCruiser 300 rumours…again

LandCruiser bingo continues as a new engine rumour (about the fifteenth on our count) enters the arena. It wouldn’t be another month without a murmur somewhere in the globe on what engine/spec/ability the new LandCruiser ‘300 Series’ has. In fact, there should not be any rumours left, as Toyota was

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18 Sep 2020

New Nissan Patrol might go retro as a Bronco rival

Nissan says work is underway on a new Patrol and that it could be styled as a retro throwback, much like the popular new Ford Bronco. Nissan has confirmed it is working on the new generation Patrol and told us that it’s considering a design that includes throwbacks to the

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18 Sep 2020

Raptor-inspired Ford Ranger FX4 Max

Tough new ute joins the Ranger lineup with a unique set of towing and off-road abilities from factory. It’s official – Ford Australia has revealed the FX4 Max for Australia, a much-anticipated model that was expected to be a ‘mini-Raptor’, and it is. But it’s also more than that. This

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15 Sep 2020

Ford missed the mark with Bronco case for Australia

Has Ford missed a trick in not approving the new Bronco for right-hand drive? We think so. Not letting emotions get in the way (although yes, we do also really want to see the Bronco on Aussie roads and bush tracks too), it is the business case for the Bronco

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14 Sep 2020

How much can I tow with the 2021 Mazda BT-50 4×4?

How much can you safely tow and carry with the new 2021 Mazda BT-50 dual-cab 4×4? Question: I read the How much can the Isuzu D-Max tow? article and want to know how that compares to the new Mazda BT-50, which is based on the same Isuzu model. For those

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10 Sep 2020

Ford Ranger XLT gets new cab-chassis model

Ford dubs its new XLT 4×4 dual-cab cab-chassis ‘adventure-ready’. UPDATE: Ford Australia has clarified that the tow bar tongue is standard. Ford has introduced a new dual-cab cab-chassis model to the Ranger XLT trim level. The four-door ute with a flexible chassis rear allows customers to fit their own setup,

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07 Sep 2020

How much can I tow and carry with the 2020 Isuzu D-Max X-Terrain?

How much can you safely tow and carry with the new Isuzu D-Max X-Terrain dual-cab 4×4? Question: I am thinking of buying the new Isuzu D-Max X-Terrain and use it to drive around with my partner and tow an approximately 2000kg caravan. There will be about 500kg of extra equipment

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